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‘Stranger Things’ Star to Take on Bullies in New UN Role

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Millie Bobby Brown
 

British actress Millie Bobby Brown, the teenage star of hit drama series Stranger Things, was named as the youngest-ever goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ children’s agency UNICEF on Tuesday, planning to address bullying and poverty.

The 14-year-old actress, who was the youngest person to make Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential figures, was appointed to the advocacy role at the UN headquarters to mark World Children’s Day, the agency said.

“It’s a dream come true,” Brown said in a statement. “I am looking forward to meeting as many children and young people as I can, hearing their stories, and speaking out on their behalf.”

UNICEF said in her new role she will help raise awareness of children’s rights and other youth related issues including access to education, and the impact of violence, bullying and poverty.

“Children are their own best advocates. I know that Millie will use her passion and dedication to defend the rights of vulnerable children and young people everywhere,” said UNICEF’s Executive Director Henrietta Fore in a statement.